Descanso restaurant shows appreciation for firefighters by hosting a car show

KEARNY MESA (KUSI) – Wildfire season is fully upon us and Descanso Junction Restaurant is ensuring firefighters get to eat. A Firefighter Appreciation Car Show will be taking place at Descanso Junction Restaurants Outback, replete with Texas style BBQ, music for the whole family, and even a horse trailer bar. Descanso Junction is a family style restaurant. Cheri and Frank Coit, Owners of Descanso Junction Restaurants Outback joined KUSI’s Auto Expert Dave Stall on Good Morning San Diego. Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News

California GOP considering state committee endorsement for one candidate

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – With more than 40 names officially on the ballot to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, the California Republican Party has yet to endorse a candidate. Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California, joined KUSI’s Jason Austell on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the latest in the effort to recall Gov. Newsom. The California Republican Chair is amending bylaws to endorse a candidate with less support. A Recall Gavin Newsom Rally will be taking place today at 9 a.m. at Escondido Masonic Lodge located at 1331 South Escondido Blvd. Categories: California News, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics

Searches for missing Chula Vista mother Maya Millete continue over weekend

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  The search continues for missing Chula Vista mother of three, Maya Millete, with two searches taking place Saturday and Sunday, both at 7 a.m. at 102 Marron Valley Rd., Dulzura. This past week, police officially named Maya’s husband, Larry Millete, a person of interest in the case. Larry Millete was served with a gun violence restraining order four months after he reported his wife’s disappearance on Jan. 10. The couple’s home near Mount San Miguel Park was subjected to three search warrants by detectives. RELATED STORY: Police name husband of missing Chula Vista woman ‘person of interest’ in case Maya’s sister, Maricris Drouaillet, and Maya’s brother in law, Richard Drouaillet, joined KUSI’s Elizabeth Alavarez on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the next searches. Every weekend since Maya went missing, they have been searching for her, Maricris said. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News

San Diego restauranteurs continue battling the state

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Downtown San Diego restaurants are continuing to struggle against state or city regulations. This time it’s through asking that their outdoor dining patios — introduced as a result of COVID-19 restaurant restrictions — be allowed to stand for one more year. Curran & Curran Law attorney Michael Curran joined KUSI’s Jason Austell on Good Morning San Diego to discuss downtown San Diego’s ongoing fight against restaurants and the current state of street vendors in the city. The City takes issue with the outdoor dining patios on the basis of not meeting fire safety codes. However, Curran explained that most of the folks in his member of restaurants used licensed contractors and created the patios up to building fire and safety codes. Most of these structures are compliant, and those who did not comply could have enough time to get up to compliance. Curran and Austell continued the discussion towards unregulated street vendors, which are selling food without health inspections or regulations. San Diego County Public Health needs to go out and talk to these vendors, said Curran. Categories: Coronavirus, Good Morning…

Officer involved shooting near City Heights

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Officers responded to reports of a shooting near Food-4-Less on University Avenue near El Cajon Boulevard. Witnesses say a male victim was shot several times. Officers say they recognized a suspect vehicle and made a traffic stop and that’s when an armed man ran off. The suspect was finally taken into custody and sent to a local hospital but his condition is unknown at this time. The status of the first victim shot is also unknown. Categories: Local San Diego News

Former Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo to attend We Are Israel rally in El Cajon on Sunday

EL CAJON (KUSI) – A group of over 2000 local Jewish community members, will hold a rally on Sunday in El Cajon denouncing anti-Semitism and uniting people together for freedom and democracy. With a rise of recent Jewish hate crimes, Shield of Favid wants to empower all people to be proud of their heritage and fight for ideals of truth, justice, and liberty. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Radio Host and CA Gubernatorial Candidate Larry Elder and El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells are all expected to attend the rally. Shield of David President, Dr. Eli Ben-Moshe, joined Good Evening San Diego to discuss the event. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Local San Diego News

Mayor of National City encourages people get vaccinated

NATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – Studies have shown that the available vaccines work against variants, including the delta variant. Researchers in England studied how effective the two-dose AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines were against it, compared with the alpha variant that was first detected in the U.K. The vaccines were protective for those who got both doses but were less so among those who got one dose. It’s why experts say it’s important to be fully vaccinated. And it’s why they say making vaccines accessible globally is so critical. Safe, free, effective COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone age 12 and up—regardless of immigration or insurance status. National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis joined Good Evening San Diego to encourage people to get vaccinated. Categories: Coronavirus, Good Evening San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News

Community forum on Lincoln High School planned for Monday

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In May San Diego City Councilmember Monica Montgomery Steppe penned an open letter expressing her strong concerns for issues surrounding the quality of education provided at Lincoln High School. On Monday, July 26th multiple organizations are holding a community forum to try and address these issues To talk more about the forum the director of Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance Geneviéve Jones-Wright joined Good Evening San Diego. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, KUSI, Local San Diego News

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